Obit: Lewandowski, John Walter (1927 - 2009)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Lewandowski, Kara, Boehm, Klovas,
Lisiecki, Ketterhagen, Hauser, Bielecki, Nowak,
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.)
December 2, 2009
Lewandowski, John Walter (15 June 1927 - 28
November 2009) With Flag
John W. Lewandowski, age 82, of Thorp, passed
away on Saturday, November 28, 2009, at his home.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig’s
Catholic Church in Thorp. Fr. Keith Apfelbeck officiated and burial
followed in New St. Hedwig’s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Thorp Funeral Home on Monday, November 30,
2009, from 4 p.m. until. 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. rosary service, and
also at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15
Pallbearers were: Ryan Klovas, Kendall Lisiecki, Craig Lewandowski, Chad Ketterhagen, Chad Hauser and Brady Bielecki.
John Walter Lewandowski was born on June 15, 1927, in Chicago, IL, the son of Walter and Stephanie (Kara) Lewandowski. He was raided and received his education in Chicago. John then enlisted in the U. S. Navy and, following his discharge, he moved to Lublin, WI. John was united in marriage to Evelyn Boehm on October 12, 1952, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in the Town of Cassel, rural Marathon Co. They began their married life living in Lublin before moving to Thorp. In 1959, they purchased a farm in the Town of Withee. In addition to farming, John also worked as a mechanic at O-W Motors in Withee, and at Teledyne Company in Owen. Following his retirement from Teledyne, he worked part time for Thorp Equipment until 2007, at which time he also sold the farm and moved into Thorp.
was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church and
its Holy name Society, and Abramowicz, Kacmarczyk, and Cwikla
American Legion Post #547 in Lublin. John and Evelyn bowled
for many years in the Satruday Night Ma & Pa League in
Thorp. He enjoyed spending time at the casino, hunting, polka
dancing, and especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s
sporting events and school activities.
will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Evelyn, of
Thorp; one son, Thomas (Lynn) Lewandowski of Eau Claire; two
daughters: Lynn (Ron) Klovas of Thorp, and Shari (Val) Lisiecki of
Marshfield; one son-in-law, Duane Ketterhagen of Stanley; eight
grandchildren: Mandy Hauser, Craig Lewandowski, Kari Bielecki, Ryan
Klovas, Kristy, Chad and Katie Ketterhagen, and Kendall Lisiecki;
four great-grandchildren: Gracie and Charlie Hauser, and Raeleigh
and Delaney Lewandowski; one brother-in-law, Leonard Nowak of Rice
Lake; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and
was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Janet
Ketterhagen; and one sister, Lorraine Nowak.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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